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by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4134

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

What point? That there's nothing in Dragon Ball to learn from, take to heart, to consider? That it's artistically empty and devoid of any meaning? Not following, especially from you! You totally misunderstand. I was talking about what you said at the very end of that post, that your hill "wasn't mu...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4134

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

VegettoEX wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:05 pm
I guess that's one of my hills to die on? 🤷‍♂️ Doesn't seem like much of a hill, though.
Respectfully disagree. Seems like a fairly substantive point to me.
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4134

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

Film Critic Hulk called movies "empathy machines" but I think that's not limited to that one medium. I totally agree that the "empathy machine" descriptor can be applied to a number of other artistic mediums besides just films: anything from books to comics to video games can work just as well in t...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4134

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

I do wonder what you mean exactly by "challenging" when talking about adult stories. Its an admittedly broad description, but if I had to narrow it down any, I would say stories & works that include any combination of any few or more of the following: - Genuine ambiguity about more than surface-lev...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4134

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

It also goes to show just how little history about fandom is even known. English-speaking fandom needs to develop a better understanding of Otaku, animation and comics history Julie, I'll always have your back 1000% whenever any knuckle-dragging transphobes slime their way out from under their rock...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4134

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

But honestly, I've come to agree with the final point especially. I went on a rant recently about how modern animation fans are always so intent on overselling their favourite kid-friendly properties to try and justify to themselves why they're so obsessed with them. We all loved Disney (EDIT: Not ...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4134

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

But I have seen discussions about LGBT+ issues, race issues, etc - often with the focus of representation - within Dragon Ball and people dismissing it as "applying Western sensibilities to a Japanese series" as if there isn't LGBT Japanese people, as if there isn't racial issues in Japan. As if sh...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 228
Views: 4134

Re: The Hills we die on.and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

Mine are pretty obvious by now, but I'll throw them out here in a proper list regardless. 1) Dragon Ball is and has ALWAYS been from beginning to end a martial arts fantasy serial. Whether you want to call it Wuxia or not, Dragon Ball's core nucleus has always been ancient Chinese fantasy myths and ...
by Kunzait_83
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?
Replies: 84
Views: 2169

Re: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?

Here’s what you are doing, from my perspective. Because of your apparently extensive knowledge of media, high brow, low brow, everything in between, you are psychoanalyzing “the majority of the people here” which may or may not be valid... I've noted this a few times in other threads, but my "psych...
by Kunzait_83
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?
Replies: 84
Views: 2169

Re: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?

Not because they're unintelligent but because I'm more cultured than they are. ...what? Most adults just watch sports and porn and the occasional action movie you know. Everything about this is both totally untrue and exceedingly reductive. Obviously sports, porn, and action movies remain insanely ...
by Kunzait_83
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?
Replies: 84
Views: 2169

Re: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?

I believe you, but in my defense, your comment did directly quote one of my posts, and this is a thread that I started, so hopefully my confusion can at least be seen as somewhat understandable. That's totally fair. Once more, I apologize for not making that distinction more clear in my original po...
by Kunzait_83
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?
Replies: 84
Views: 2169

Re: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?

Are these long rants really necessary? Assuming that I almost exclusively “consume” children’s entertainment is a pretty bizarre judgment to make about someone you don’t even know. Yet again: my comments regarding the media habits of the broader community at large weren't singling you out specifica...
by Kunzait_83
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?
Replies: 84
Views: 2169

Re: Is it fair to say that Dragon Ball is no longer marketed to kids in North America?

Death Note just seems to be completely lacking in nearly all the qualities that you would associate with a shonen series. It’s not about friendship, adventure or overcoming adversity. It’s a story about a narcissistic psychopath with a God complex who uses a book to give people heart attacks. Does ...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 528
Views: 15012

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

I know you've said in the past that you've based this partly on some of the people you've interacted with, but even if that is true that still only accounts for a tiny percentage of the 26 million viewers that watched DBZ on CN every week. Surely you can't be saying that ALL of those viewers are al...
by Kunzait_83
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 528
Views: 15012

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

So... are we just going to ignore the massive number of adaptations (not dubs) in the 70's-80's alone and even a lot of those that existed in the 90's? As in, where did dubbing begin if not with DB and a few other gateway shows? And if so, which company dubbed them properly? I'm just going to copy ...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 528
Views: 15012

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

Well I can't personally speak for everyone else on here, but when I say it that term, i'm referring to this notion that a loud vocal minority of sub fans have where they think simply being a sub fan automatically makes them a superior fan to those who unironically enjoy the dub(i'm not accusing you...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 528
Views: 15012

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

i'm just getting sick and tired of these pointless debates and the rampant elitism that always seems to come with them. Serious, genuine question: can we like nail down a concrete, definitive answer on what exactly we all mean here when we use the word "elitism" in these kinds of conversations? Bec...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are There Any Updates On The Harmony Gold Dub Of Dragon Ball?
Replies: 503
Views: 22341

Re: Are There Any Updates On The Harmony Gold Dub Of Dragon Ball?

Yeah i've read your Carl Macek post https://i.imgur.com/sOZTGeE.png https://i.imgur.com/AORJu2P.png https://i.imgur.com/DaAxl9b.png Also I only used the one :lol: emoji the one time in relation to one small paragraph. But if this site had a facepalm emoji, I don't think anyone could possibly fault ...
by Kunzait_83
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are There Any Updates On The Harmony Gold Dub Of Dragon Ball?
Replies: 503
Views: 22341

Re: Are There Any Updates On The Harmony Gold Dub Of Dragon Ball?

(and yes I know people like Kunzie would've much rather that DB had never gotten dubbed period, but I don't agree with that mentality at all as even if you don't like the dub you can't argue that it did bring the original Japanese version to a much wider audience then it would've otherwise) I never...
by Kunzait_83
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5637
Views: 442615

Re: Vic Mignogna

Bernie Bros ain't a myth, i've seen them firsthand, they were not invented by the media, i'd certainly like to see you say that to all the GSRM folks that have been harassed by his supporters on social media, somehow I don't think they'll take too kindly to you acting like they are lying. I never s...